Ron DeSantis Backed ‘WOKE Act’ Suspended By Federal Judge

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The definition of “woke” in its term so often bandied about lately, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “alert to injustice in society, especially racism.” To Republicans, particularly one politician in Florida bucking to be the next Republican candidate for president, being alert to injustices faced by minorities is a bad thing.

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Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida recently signed what he titled the Stop WOKE Act, a bill restricting what certain entities, like employers, can say about racism, sexism, and homophobia and transphobia in the workplace, such as offering cultural diversity or sexual discrimination workshops. On Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled that the bill, which he described as “bordering on unintelligible,” may violate First Amendment rights and issued a temporary injunction while the case is argued in court.

According to the organization who brought the lawsuit to court, Protect Democracy:

‘Speech codes like this one, which seek to censor ideas contrary to government officials’ preferred narrative, muzzle independent institutions, and direct outrage toward disfavored groups, take a page from the authoritarian playbook. Prohibiting viewpoints disfavored by government officials violates well-established free speech rights and threatens to chill a wide range of speech in the workplace related to race, gender, and sexual orientation.’

Protect Democracy also provided a handy chart for how to identify authoritarians like Ron DeSantis.

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Image screenshot via Protect Democracy

Twitter was delighted to hear that the bill is unenforceable while being argued in court and hoped that it would offer some relief to minority groups in Florida. Read some of their comments below:

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